Joliet: Tony Pedregon preview

TONY PEDREGON NHRA NATIONALS NOTEBOOK JOLIET, Ill. (June 7, 2005) * Tony Pedregon, the 2003 Funny Car champion, and his 'Q' Racing Nitro Funny Car head to Route 66 Raceway this weekend for the 10th race of the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series...

TONY PEDREGON NHRA NATIONALS NOTEBOOK
JOLIET, Ill. (June 7, 2005)

* Tony Pedregon, the 2003 Funny Car champion, and his 'Q' Racing Nitro Funny Car head to Route 66 Raceway this weekend for the 10th race of the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule. The 'Q' Racing team driver will participate in the eighth annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.

* Tony Pedregon, campeon de Funny Car del 2003, y su auto 'Q' Racing Nitro Funny Car, se dirigen al Route 66 Raceway este fin de semana para la decima carrera de la NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. El equipo 'Q' Racing participara en el octavo campeonato anual de los CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.

* Route 66 Raceway is known for having some of the fastest times in NHRA history. During the first 2004 race in Joliet, then defending Funny Car champion, Tony Pedregon, made history during the first day of qualifying. Pedregon blasted the 'Q' Racing car, tuned by Dickie Venables, to the quickest and fastest pass in NHRA Funny Car history with a 4.716 second run at 331.28 mph. So far, Pedregon has set the top-speed 25 times in his career. * Pedregon shares how he felt during that record setting pass. "I knew 'Q' had the power. It was just a matter of having the right race track to run on."

* El circuito Route 66 es conocido por establecer algunos de los tiempos mas rapidos de la historia de la NHRA. Durante la primera carrera del 2004 en Joliet, el entonces campeon de Funny Cars, Tony Pedregon, hizo historia durante el primer dia de clasificatorias. Pedregon llevo el auto de 'Q' Racing, puesto a punto por Dickie Venables, al mejor tiempo y velocidad de la historia de la NHRA en la categoria de Funny Cars. Hasta el momento, Pedregon ha establecido la velocidad maxima 25 veces durante su carrera. * Pedregon nos cuenta como se sintio durante el recorrido que establecio un nuevo record."Sabia que el auto de 'Q' tenia la potencia necesaria. Solo era cuestion de correr en el circuito adecuado".

* Pedregon has been the winner at Route 66Raceway twice during his career, 2002 and 2003. He also was the number one qualifier in 2002 and 2004. * "Route 66 Raceway is one of my favorite tracks on the circuit," said Pedregon. "I've had the privilege of winning there twice and would like nothing more than to put the 'Q' car in the winner circle for our first win of the season."

* Pedregon ha salido victorioso en el circuito Route 66 dos veces durante su carrera, en el 2002 y el 2004.Tambien se clasifico en el primer lugar en el 2002 y el 2004. * "El circuito Route 66 es uno de mis favoritos", dijo Pedregon. "He tenido el privilegio de ganar aqui un par de veces y no hay nada que me gustaria mas que llevar al auto de 'Q' al circulo de ganadores para celebrar la primera victoria de la temporada".

* So far this year, Pedregon has qualified in the number one position in Pomona, Calif. and Chandler, Ariz. He also broke the elapsed-time record at Pomona Raceway with a 4.681-second pass at 323.35mph. In Chandler, Ariz., Pedregon broke Firebird International Raceway's elapsed time record at 4.703 seconds. Pedregon heads to Route 66Raceway ninth in POWERade Funny Car points with 405.

* Este año, hasta el momento, Pedregon se ha clasificado en la posicion numero uno en Pomona 1, Calif. y Chandler, Ariz. Tambien ha batido el record de tiempo en el Pomona Raceway con 4.681 segundos a 323.35 mph. Y el del Firebird International Raceway en Chandler, Ariz. con un tiempo de 4.703 segundos. Pedregon se dirige al Route 66 Raceway en la posicion 9ª del POWERade Funny Car con 405 puntos.

-PedregonRacing.com-

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